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Texas To Tennessee

by Weldon Myrick

Steel guitar instruments and some vocals. Traditional style country music.
Genre: Country: Traditional Country
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1. Once a Day
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2. Legend In My Time
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3. Curtain In The Window
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4. I'm Not Lisa
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5. Oh, Lonesome Me
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6. House Is Not A Home
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7. It's All Your Fault
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8. Letters Have No Arms
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9. I Love You So Much It Hurts
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10. Invitation To The Blues
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11. Right or Wrong
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12. Take the A Train
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13. All The Things You Are
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14. Gospel Medley(What A Friend & Amazing Grace)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Autobiography

I was born and raised in Jayton, Texas. A little town with a population of about 500. Jayton is about 100 miles east of Lubbock. I was fascinated by music as far back as I can remember.

Tex, my older brother by 12 years, had a steel guitar and was taking lessons in Lubbock where he lived. I was about 8 years old when he went into the Air Force. He brought his single neck and amp and left it at home for safekeeping. I started trying to play it just by going by the music he left and got to where I could play fairly decent. Eventually, some other fellows in Jayton were learning to pick and I would go over and pick with them. We'd sit for hours and make those little plastic records. The machine was a rec-o-cut. When I was 13 some boys from out of town came by and wanted me to pick with them on the radio in Stanford, Texas. They had a 30 min. show on Saturday. I thought I had hit the big time! We would pick at a few school functions around the area. The group was Henley Diggs and The Double Mountain Boys. I was also learning to play regular guitar, rhythm and a little bit of lead.

I got to know a fellow named Ben Hall, I would go to Breckenridge, Texas and pick with him. He moved to Lubbock and was a DJ there. I'd go up there to visit and got to know Buddy Holly, Sonny Curtis and Johnny Duncan. Grand Ole Opry shows would come through and I'd get to pick on some of those. I also worked with Bill Mack in Wichita Falls, Texas on his television show in 1955.

My first trip to Nashville was in the early 50's. Waylon Jennings and I picked with a young girl, Hope Griffith, who had a television show in Lubbock. She came to Nashville to cut a demo and I got to do that with her.

I graduated from Girard High School in 1956 and moved to Big Spring, Texas. Ben Hall and his wife, Dena lived there then and had a television show that I picked on. Ben had a little studio and we'd cut tapes. We had started to write some songs and got several placed with Cliffy Stone at Central Songs. We came to Nashville in 1958 to record for Captiol Records and Ken Nelson as the Ben Hall Trio.

I also was on the Police Force in Big Spring, Texas. In 1963 I loaded up my wife, Kitty, two kids, Terri and Robert, and headed to Nashville.

My first job was with Pap Wilson, a comedian. I was with him several months. I was also going to the Opry to see if anyone would let me pick with them. (that was the days of the open door policy at the Opry) Bill Anderson was forming a band and asked to hear me play and he hired me. So that led to recording with Bill and also this girl singer that Bill had found, Connie Smith. Bob Ferguson was the producer on "Once a Day" and he liked steel guitar and really put the steel out front. When that song hit, I started getting calls for other sessions and my recording career took off. Connie hired me to pick in her band for a while, then I left the road to concentrate on recording. I went to visit the Opry. Hal Rugg was the only regular steel player at that time. He told me the other steel players had quit coming in every weekend. He said, "I'd love to have some help". We talked with Ott Devine, who was the Opry Manager at the time. He said, "We'd love to have you". I was at the right place at the right time. It was a dream come true to get to pick the Opry. That gig lasted 32 years!! I retired from the Opry in February 1998. I still do some sessions and pick with some of the Opry stars when they do shows in town or on the road. I also have been traveling around the country doing steel guitar shows. My wife Judi and I got to go to Japan and Sweden to do concerts and seminars. Those were wonderful experiences!

I mentioned my first wife Kitty and children Terri and Robert earlier. After moving to Nashville we had 3 more children, Lisa, Mia and Christopher. I have 6 grandchildren, Jesse, Melody, Faith, Rainey, Shane and Taylor. Kitty and I were married 36 years before she passed away several years ago.

I was very fortunate that I got to record with all of my "heroes" over the years. (See Artist list) I accomplished more than I ever dreamed. I covered the whole spectrum of picking, writing, singing and producing. It's been a wonderful run. I could talk a lot about golfing, but that is a complete story in itself. Now if you'll excuse me, I'll just ...FORE!! Hey you..Look Out!!

CREDITS:

Pap Wilson Band - 1963
Bill Anderson's Po' Boys Band - 1963- mid 1965
Connie Smith's Band - mid 1965 - Jan. 1966
Various one nighters w/ Benny Hall Trio, Jean Shephard,
Norma Jean, Loretta Lynn, Billy Walker,
Jerry Jeff Walker, Charlie Walker, Bobby Lord

Staff Steel Guitarist for Grand Ole Opry for 32 Years at the Ryman Auditorium and The Grand Ole Opry House. 1966-1998

Recorded as vocal artist for the following labels:

Gaylo Records
Prize Records
Capitol Records
Dot Records
Mega Records
Woodsmoke Records

Recorded as Instrumentalist for the following labels:

Midland Records
Mega Records Prize Records
Emmons Records
Hilltop Records
Christy Records
Decca Records
RCA Victor Records
First Generation
Woodsmoke Records

SONG WRITER FOR:

Fred Rose Music (Acuff-Rose)
Central Songs
SureFire Music
Tree Publishing
Gaylo Music
Hilltop Music

SONGS RECORDED BY :

"It's Not My Fault" - Buddy Holly
"Hiding Alone" - Wilburn Bros.
"Hangin' Around" - Wilburn Bros.
"He's My Baby" - Jean Shepard
"She's Telling Me The Same Thing"-B. Hall Trio
"Please Never Take Her Love From Me" B. H. Trio
"The Skin's Getting Closer to the Bone" - Penny DeHaven


MOVIE SOUND TRACKS:

"Malibu Express"
"Las Vegas Hillbillies"
"40 Acre Feud"
"Nashville"
"It Rained All Night The Day I Left"
(for Film Festival Staring Tony Curtis)
"Hooper"
"Next of Kin"
"Where the Ladies Go"
"Smokey and The Bandit I,II,III"
"Home Alone 2": Lost In New York
"Apollo 13"
"Tender Mercies"

VIDEOS:

"Ryman Country Homecoming" 1, 2 & 3
"Country Legends Homecoming" 1 & 2 (3 & 4 coming soon)
"Steel Summit with the Masters"- (Jimmy Crawford,
Hal Rugg, Lloyd Green & Weldon Myrick)

TV SHOWS:

Weekly TV Show in Lubbock, Tx. W/ Hope Griffith
Weekly TV Show in Wichita Falls, Tx. W/ Bill Mack
Weekly TV Show in Big Spring, Tx. W/ Ben & Dena Hall
CMA Awards Show
County Music Hall of Fame Show
Grand Ole Opry Live on PBS
Grand Ole Opry Live on TNN
Johnny Cash Show
Nashville Now
Stan Hitchcock Show
Ralph Emery Early Morning Show
Stu Phillips Show
Jim and Jesse Show
Bill Anderson Show
Eddie Hill Show
Hee Haw
Jimmy Dean Show

SPECIAL PROJECTS:

Live LP in Dallas w/Charlie Walker
Live LP in New Orleans w/Jerry Jeff Walker
Live LP at Billy Bob's w/John Conley Tribute
Merle Haggard- Various Artists
Monument Story
Buddy Holly Reminiscing
Honky Tonk Angels-Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton
& Loretta Lynn
Slide-w/9 steel players for Pete Drake
Chet Atkins Super Pickers
Tennessee Hilltop Gang
The Grand Ole Opry Staff Band & Carol Lee Singers
Showtime/Grand Ole Opry Staff Band & Carol Lee Singers
A Taste of Yesterday's Wine - George Jones & Merle Haggard
Area Code 615
Slidin' With Style w/Nashville Super Sidemen
(French Production)
Skeeter Davis project recorded in Jamaica
Webb Pierce "Hall of Fame" project w/Gail Davies

COMMERCIAL JINGLES DONE IN NASHVILLE AND CHICAGO



AWARDS:

Texas Steel Guitar Hall of Fame 1991
International Steel Guitar Hall of Fame 1997
CMA Finalist with Grand Ole Opry Staff Band 1982 & 1986
Grammy Finalist with Area Code 615
NARAS Super Pickers Award 1974 through 1979
Platinum LP for "Fancy Free"-Oak Ridge Boys
Platinum LP for "Hearts In Armor"-Trisha Yearwood
Gold LP for "Highways and Heartaches"-Ricky Skaggs
Gold 45 for "Harper Valley PTA"-Jeannie C. Riley
ROPE Award (Musician of Year) 1996
Golden Voice Award (Steel Musician of Year) 1999
Texas Music Pioneer Award 2002
NTSGA Legends Award 2005

RECORDED ON NUMEROUS HIT RECORDS, SOME OF WHICH ARE:

"Five Little Fingers" - Bill Anderson
"I Love You Drops" - Bill Anderson
"Eight By Ten" - Bill Anderson
"Bright Lights and Country Music" - Bill Anderson
"Once a Day" - Connie Smith
"I'll Come Running" - Connie Smith
"Then and Only Then" - Connie Smith
"Tiny, Blue Transistor Radio" - Connie Smith
"Cincinnati, Ohio" - Connie Smith
"Ain't Had No Lovin' " - Connie Smith
"I Never Once Stopped Loving You" - Connie Smith
"Cry, Cry, Cry" - Connie Smith
"Nobody But a Fool" - Connie Smith
"She Goes Walking Through My Mind" - Billy Walker
"Temporarily Yours" - Jeannie Pruett
"She's A Little Bit Country" - George Hamilton IV
"Bridge Over Troubled Waters" - Skeeter Davis
"I'm A Lover, Not A Fighter" - Skeeter Davis
"Harper Valley PTA" - Jeannie C. Riley
"Happiest Girl in the Whole USA" - Donna Fargo
"Funny Face"- Donna Fargo
"I Wish I Was 18 Again" - George Burns
"Fancy Free" - The Oak Ridge Boys (lp)
"Hearts In Armor" - Trisha Yearwood (lp)
"Highways & Heartaches" - Ricky Skaggs (lp)
"Best of" - Jerry Jeff Walker (lp)
"I Wouldn't Change You If I Could" - Ricky Skaggs
"Country Bumpkin" - Cal Smith (Song of the Year 1974)
"I'm Not Lisa" - Jessi Colter
"She's Acting Single" - Gary Stewart
"Out of Hand" - Gary Stewart
"I Hope You're Feeling Me Like I'm Feeling You"-Charley Pride
"I Ain't All Bad" - Charley Pride
"Time to Pay The Fiddler" - Cal Smith
"The Shortest Song In The World" - Kenny Price
"Whiskey River" - Johnny Bush
"16th. Avenue" - Lacy J. Dalton
"Strangers" - Johnny Duncan
"Come A Little Bit Closer" - Johnny Duncan
"Thinkin' Of A Rendezvous" - Johnny Duncan
"Pass Me By, If You're Only Passing Through"-Janie Fricke
"Rodeo Clown" - Moe Bandy
"Americiana" - Moe Bandy
"Hank Williams, You Wrote My Life" - Moe Bandy
"She Can Put Her Shoes Under My Bed Anytime" - Johnny Duncan
"Mona Lisa's Lost Her Smile" - David Allen Coe
"American Trilogy" - Mickey Newbury
"The Way I Am" - Merle Haggard
"Long, Long Time" - Linda Ronstadt
"Big Four Poster Bed" - Brenda Lee
"Texas When I Die" - Tanya Tucker
"Don't You Ever Get Tired of Hurtin' Me"-Ronnie Milsap
"Houston Solution"-Ronnie Milsap
"Stranger Things Have Happened"-Ronnie Milsap
"The Only Hell My Mamma Ever Raised" - Johnny Paycheck
"You Lift Me (Up To Heaven)"- Reba McEntire
"Have I Got A Deal For You" - Reba McEntire
"I Can't Even Get The Blues" - Reba McEntire
"Whoever's In New England" - Reba McEntire
"Little Rock" - Reba McEntire
"Somebody's Gonna Love You" - Lee Greenwood
"Dusty Dixie Roads" - Lee Greenwood
"Memories" - Jerry Hanlon
"Woman In The Moon" - Chely Wright
"Sad Songs and Waltzes"- Keith Whitley
"Chattahoochee" - Alan Jackson
"She's Got The Rhythm, I've Got The Blues"-Alan Jackson
"Right or Wrong" - George Strait
"Let's Fall To Pieces Together" - George Strait
"You Look so Good In Love" - George Strait

And the list could go on and on and on.............




Artist List --------- Weldon Myrick

The following is a list of artists I have recorded with over
the past 47 years. This list is taken from my session
books, my memory and the National Academy of
Recording Arts and Sciences, Inc. If I have left out
anyone, please accept my apology.

Acuff, Roy
Allen, Deborah
Allen, Jr., Rex
Ambrose, Steve
Anderson, Bill
Anderson, Eric
Anderson, John
Anderson, Lynn
Anderson, Sharon
Anthony, Ray
Area Code 615
Atkins, Chet
Baez, Joan
Bagwell, Wendy
& The Sunliters
Ball, Ace
Bandana
Bandy, Moe
Barber, Glenn
Bare, Bobby
Barlow, Jack
Begley, Philamena
Benny Hall Trio
Berry, Wayne
Bond, Johnny
Booth, Larry
Bowling, Roger
Boxcar Willie
Brody, Lane
Brown, Jann
Brown, Jim Ed
Burns, George
Bush, Johnny
Butler, Larry
Butts, Tom
Byrd, Tracy
Cale, J.J.
Campbell, Glen
Cannon, Buddy
Carpenters
Cartwright, Lionel
Cash, Johnny
Cato, Connie
Charles, Ray
Chase, Carol
Clark, Dana
Clark, Michael
Clark, Royce
Cline, Patsy & Reeves, Jim
Coe, David Allen
Colter, Jessi
Conley, John
Cooledge, Rita
Cooper, Eddie
Cooper, Wilma Lee & Stoney
Cornelius, Helen
Cotton, Gene
Cox Family
Cramer, Floyd
Cross, Mike
Cunha, Rick
Curless, Dick
Dalton, Lacy J.
Darnell, Bozo
Davidson, Diane
Davies, Dave
Davies, Gail
Davis, Danny/N'ville Brass
Davis, Jimmy
Davis, Skeeter
Dempsey, Jimmy Little
DeWitt, Lew
Dickens, Jimmy
Dillon, Dean
Dotsy
Drumm, Don
Drusky, Roy
Dukes, Debbie
Duncan, Johnny
Ellis, Darryl & Don
England, Ty
Everly Bros.
Fairchild, Barbara
Fairweather Low, Andy
Fargo, Donna
Felts, Narvel
Fender, Freddy
Flores, Rosie
Florida Boys
Fogelberg, Dan
Four Guys
Fricke, Janie
Frizzell, Lefty
Fulks, Robby
Garfunkel, Andy
Gatlin Bros.
Gibson, Don
Gilley, Mickey
Goldsboro, Bobby
Gosden, Vern
Gracie, John
Gray, Dobie
Greenwood, Lee
Griffith, Hope
Griggs, Sir Robert C.
Haggard/Jones (Duet)
Hall, Tom T.
Hamilton IV, George
Hanlon, Jerry
Happy Goodmans
Hardin, Arlene
Hardin Trio
Hardwick, Jr., Billy
Havens, Richie
Hazelwood, Lee
Helms, Bobby
Hemphills
Henderson, Florence
Higher Ground
Hobbs, Becky
Holmes, Jake
Houston, David
Howard, Jan
Hud, Lorence
Huskey, Ferlin
Ian & Sylvia
Ishida, Miya
Jackson, Alan
Jackson, Wanda
James Gang
Jans, Tom
Jennings, Waylon
Jim & Jesse (McReynolds)
Jones, George
Jones, Grandpa
G. Jones/Ricky VanShelton
G. Jones/Sweethearts of The Rodeo
Jordanaires
Kendalls
Kent, Jim
Kershaw, Doug
Kershaw, Rusty
Kershaw, Sammy
King, Don
Kirkland, Ray
Kristofferson, Kris
LaCosta
Lane, Christy
Lavada
Laws, Billy
LeDoux, Chris
Lee, Brenda
Lee, Dicky
LeGarde Twins
Lewis, Jerry Lee
Linde, Dennis
Little, Peggy
Locklin, Hank
Loggins, Dave
London, Eddie
Lost Gonzo Band
Louvin, Charlie
Loveless, Patty
Lowes
Luman, Bob
Lynn, Judy
Lynn, Loretta
Lynn, Shelby
Mandrell, Erlene
Mandrell, Louise
McClinton, Delbert
McClinton, O.B.
McCoy, Charlie
McCoy, Neal
McDaniel, Mel
McEntire, Reba
Mejake, Shinji
Miller, Jody
Milsap, Ronnie
Moffatt, Hugh
Montgomery, Melba
Moore, Johnny
Morgan, Ron
Morris, Gary
Murrell, Diana
Nagatani, Charlie
Nagatomi, Mari
Nash, Roger
Nelson, Willie
Nesmith, Michael
Newbury, Mickey
Newton, Wayne
Newton-John, Olivia
Noakes, Rab
Oak Ridge Boys
Ogino, Nobuhiko
Orbison, Roy
Osborne Bros.
Overstreet, Tommy
Oxford, Vernon
Ozark Mt. Daredevils
Parker, Fess
Parton, Dolly
Parton, Stella
Paycheck, Johnny
Perez, Jay
Perkins, Carl
Pierce, Debbie
Pierce, Webb
Pillow, Ray
Plowman, Linda
Pointer Sisters
Presley, Elvis
Price, Kenny
Pride, Charley
Pruett, Jeannie
Rambo, Dottie
Randolf, Boots
Rapp, Tom
Rausch, Leon
Ray, Collin
Raye, Jenna
Rea, David
Reed, Jerry
Reese, John
Reeves, Jim/Patsy Cline
Reno, Jack
Rich Mountain Tower
Rich, Charlie
Riders in the Sky
Riley, Jeannie C.
Ritter, Tex
Rix, Dawn
Robbins, (Pig) Hargus
Robbins, Marty
Roberts, Louie
Roberts, Smokey
Robey,Falk & Bod- Rodeo
Rodriquez, Johnny
Rogers, Robert
Rogers, Weldon
Ronstadt, Linda
Russell, Johnny
Russell, Leon
Ruzicka, Bob
Ryan, Jamie
Saloom-Sinclair
Sargent, Bill
Schaffer, Whitey
Sea, Johnny
Seals, Dan
Sexton, Mark
Shea, George Beverly
Shepard, Jean
Shine, John
Siebel, Paul
Singing Rambos
Skaggs, Ricky
Smith-Perkins-Smith
Smith, Cal
Smith, Carl
Smith, Connie
Smith, Sammi
Snow, Hank
Sovine, Red
Spears, Billy Jo
Stampley, Joe
Statler Bros.
Steagall, Red
Stevens, Cat
Stevens, Ray
Stewart, Gary
Stewart, Wynn
Stonestreet, Danny
Strait, George
Street, Mel
Surels, Curley
Tabuchi, Shoji
Taylor, Carla
Taylor, Kate
Thompson, Hank
Thrasher Bros.
Tillis, Mel
Tillis, Pam
Tippin, Aaron
Todd, Eric
Tornquist, Evie
Tucker, Tanya
Tyner, Harrison
Vernon, Kenny
Vincent, Rhonda
Vinton, Bobby
Waddell, Roy
Wagoner, Porter
Walker, Billy
Walker, Charlie
Walker, Jerry Jeff
Wallace, Jerry
Wariner, Steve
Watson, Gene
Weakley, Harold
Weller, Freddy
Wells, Kitty
West, Dottie
Wheeler, Onie
Whitaker, Dan
White, Joy Lynn
Whites
Whitley, Keith
Whitman, Slim
Wilburn Bros.
Wildweeds
Williams, Audrey
Williams, Jr., Hank
Williams, Leona
Williams, Mentor
Wright, Chely
Wynette, Tammy
Yasuda, Mac
Yearwood, Trisha
Yokum, Dwight
Young, Faron
Young, Steve
Younger, James & Michael


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